Winter joy on the Vecht river Weesp
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Winter joy on the Vecht river Weesp

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Ice skating on the Vecht river in the city of Weesp. The dutch winter doesn't allow this yearly, so when it happens people en masse take the opportunity to enjoy themselves on the ice. The scenery strongly reminds me of the paintings of the "old Dutch masters" like Breugel and Koekoek. Find them on the internet and see the resemblance.

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A: Cake and zopie on the Vecht in Weesp

av Tom Baetsen, 60 meter bort

Traditionally during ice skating the dutch sell "koek & zopie". Generally this means food & d...

Cake and zopie on the Vecht in Weesp

B: ice hockey on Vecht river Weesp

av Tom Baetsen, 60 meter bort

ice hockey on Vecht river Weesp

C: Grote Zaal Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

av Harro Smit, 80 meter bort

"Fort along the Ossenmarkt" in Weesp (province of North-Holland - The Netherlands) is (amongst server...

Grote Zaal Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

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av Harro Smit, 80 meter bort

Probably one of the nicest spots in Weesp. A little but beautiful town.  (Inh. 18000) Weesp and water...

E: Bar Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

av Harro Smit, 80 meter bort

"Fort along the Ossenmarkt" in Weesp (province of North-Holland - The Netherlands) is (amongst server...

Bar Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

F: Kitchen Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

av Harro Smit, 90 meter bort

"Fort along the Ossenmarkt" in Weesp (province of North-Holland - The Netherlands) is (amongst server...

Kitchen Kreatieve Groep Weesp - KGW

G: Jacobsschelp Weesp on ice

av Tom Baetsen, 120 meter bort

Jacobsschelp Weesp on ice

H: Weesper Automaten Kabinet

av Harro Smit, 130 meter bort

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Weesper Automaten Kabinet

I: Writers at Work - Midas Dekkers

av Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 160 meter bort

This image is part of a series called 'Writers at Work' from the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The...

Writers at Work - Midas Dekkers

J: Burgerzaal City Hall Weesp

av Harro Smit, 170 meter bort

The Weesp City Hall is a former city hall in Weesp. The government offices have moved, but the former...

Burgerzaal City Hall Weesp

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Het Gooi is the area around Hilversum in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a slightly hilly area characterised by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. Het Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous.starting around 1500, and reaching a peak in the 17th century, sand was quarried in the area for the expansion of Amsterdam. As a result a number of waterways were dug in 's-Graveland, Naarden and Bussum. The canal system and the arrival of a canal boat system connecting the area to Amsterdam helped the area to grow further economically. Hilversum developed into a centre for the production of wool and textiles.With the laying of canals, and later the railways, wealthy people from Amsterdam and Utrecht began to build grand country homes in the area. Affluent neighbourhoods (e.g. the Bussum neighbourhood of 't Spiegel) developed. As a result of the railway between Amsterdam and Amersfoort in 1874, Hilversum and Bussum were the first to grow. In 1892, after the tram line connecting Laren, Blaricum and Huizen was laid, these towns also developed. In the 1950s the construction of motorways (the A1 and the A27) continued this process.The broadcast industry in Het Gooi developed after the NSF factory (Nederlandse Seintoestellen Fabriek, Dutch Broadcasting-equipment Factory) was built in Hilversum in 1918. It expanded from Hilversum to the other towns nearby. The first television broadcast in the Netherlands was from Bussum. Today the Netherlands Public Broadcasting has offices and studios all over the area.Het Gooi has become heavily populated. Because of the nature in the area and its historic charm, the villages have become attractive to the affluent, including retirees. The population is relatively older and there are many old-age homes. The original inhabitants of the area have been submerged by the flood of newcomers. The local dialect that used to be spoken here has virtually disappeared.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooi

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